Tuition & Fees

$28,181

$28,181

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

0%

100%

male

female

1
11

teacher

students

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Very Selective

35%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,810
Declined + 5,054
Total Received 7,864
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Private (nonprofit)

2,125

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Social Sciences
  2. Psychology
  3. Biology
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Codes

SAT 5628
ACT 0794

Social Networks

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
21%
500-599
51%
400-499
23%
300-399
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
18%
500-599
49%
400-499
29%
300-399
3%
700-800
2%
600-699
18%
500-599
53%
400-499
24%
300-399
3%
30-36
12%
24-29
40%
18-23
46%
12-17
2%
30-36
2%
24-29
38%
18-23
49%
12-17
11%
30-36
6%
24-29
37%
18-23
56%
12-17
1%
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School Facts

Spelman College, founded in 1881, is a private, historically black, liberal arts college for women. Its 32-acre campus is located one mile from downtown Atlanta.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,125
Established in 1881
Coeducational Women's College
Historically Black college/university yes
Accredited by •  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Atlanta, GA

32-acre campus in Atlanta (population: 472,522). Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

Spelman College
350 Spelman Lane, SW
Atlanta, GA 30314-4399

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
67%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
38%
Top 1/4
73%
Top 1/2
93%
Bottom 1/2
7%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
21%
500-599
51%
400-499
23%
300-399
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
18%
500-599
49%
400-499
29%
300-399
3%
700-800
2%
600-699
18%
500-599
53%
400-499
24%
300-399
3%
30-36
12%
24-29
40%
18-23
46%
12-17
2%
30-36
2%
24-29
38%
18-23
49%
12-17
11%
30-36
6%
24-29
37%
18-23
56%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $35
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline February 1
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 1
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 15
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Very Selective

35%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,810
Declined + 5,054
Total Received 7,864

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Recommendations
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Volunteer Work

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Particular talent/ability
Work Experience

Not Considered

Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Ingrid Hayes
Vice President of Enrollment Management
P: 800 982-2411
F: 404 270-5201
admissions@spelman.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $5,256,180
State $1,499,850
Institutional $13,115,654
Other external $3,714,091
Total $23,585,775

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $535,456
Other external $1,750
Total $537,206

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Art
Biochemistry
Biology
Chemistry
Comparative Women's Studies
Computer/Information Sciences
Dance
Drama
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Education Studies
English
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
French
General Science
Health Sciences
History
Human Services
Independent Studies
International Studies
Mathematics
Music
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Religious Studies
Sociology
Sociology/Anthropology
Spanish
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Undergraduate

100%

2,125
students

Female
100%
2,125

Male
0%
0

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

96%

2,061
students

Female
100%
2,061

Male
0%
0

undergraduatePart-time

4%

64
students

Female
100%
64

Male
0%
0

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
96%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

27%

Transfer applicants accepted

50%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Recommended of Some
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: April 1

Spring: November 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

60

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

60

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

85%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Special housing
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 7
Countries most often represented Bermuda
Burundi
Ethiopia
Kenya
Rwanda
Zimbabwe
Special services offered for international applicants Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Ingrid Hayes
Vice President of Enrollment Management
404 270-5186
ihayes1@spelman.edu

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